matter in our subcommittee. in the hearing it is clear that this would have the effect of having a restriction on u.s. operations. any item that is an agreement of our nation binding us to another nation where we agree to restrict our operations, our military operations, use, capabilities is, in effect, and absolutely a treaty. and as that when this administration believes that it is advisable to enter into such an agreement the constitution requires that those go before the senate. that is what this amendment does. it says this is going to restrict our capabilities. we believe it should go before the senate. >> gentleman, time has expired. if there is no further discussion on this -- >> mr. chairman, here. >> gentleman is recognized for five minutes.